Strange story with probably some disinfo. The most important is this : Milley call Li because he has seen intel that CHina expected / preparing for a U.S. attack. If true, what it say about US intel capability to know what is happening inside CN/PLA? PRC was watching the US with concern over the last year but that they really thought US was preparing to strike? Strike what? If they were falsely convinced US were a trigger pull away from starting a war, what it say about PRC ability to rightly judge US actions or PLA intel apparatus capability? Wars can start from miscalculations. Or Maybe the two generals were probably talking about deconflicting here because they were just skeptical to the degree they/their intel were worried about a possible military action.This is super plus spicy. However I will just quote one thing that stood out to me
Either this is satire or they were maybe planning of doing a fake attack and fake counterattack (like Iran's counterstrike at an empty field lol)
However I doubt the CMC would tolerate any kind of attack so most probably "General Li" didnt believe him at all.
We will never know what really happen or even if something serious really happen